Picks and Pans Review: Svengali

updated 03/14/1983 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 03/14/1983 AT 01:00 AM EST

CBS (9-11 p.m. ET)

Peter O'Toole strikes an electrifying note as an egomaniacal vocal coach who trains—and mesmerizes—an impressionable young rock singer, played with spunky vulnerability by Jodie Foster. Elizabeth Ashley also stars in this expertly crafted, sinister tale of love and exploitation.

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